Looking for one of the biggest values in online fabric shopping? You can find that when a mill produces more fabric than was required or originally ordered. This can happen for any number of reasons, but regardless of the cause, factory or mill overruns can offer tremendous savings on many different types of fabric. What [...]Continue reading "Discount Fabric: Mill Overruns a Bargain?"
We get questions everyday about dyeing our cotton canvas. Painting with a thick dye paste is one of my favorite dyeing techniques. A dye paste allows you to control where the dye goes unlike a liquid dye. It only requires few supplies and is simple to do. The dyes and paste I use can be [...]Continue reading "Simple Dyeing Technique : Paint With Dye Video"
Getting comfortable with the double felled seam can really come in handy! Seam tape is my best friend with this seam! Forget all that pinning! This the strongest and most water tight seam. It is commonly used for awnings and projects where the back needs to look just as nice as the front. It is also [...]Continue reading "The Double Felled Seam"
If you are sewing light fabrics like ripstop nylon for the first time you might be surprised at how frustrating it can be compared to heavier materials. If you're set up for heavier weight fabrics, you'll want to make sure you have the right needle and thread for ripstop. Also, a rotary cutter or sharp [...]Continue reading "7 Tips for Sewing Ripstop Nylon Fabric"
We have been offering our Industrial Vinyl for a couple months and it has been such a great solution for a wide range of outdoor projects. With our 10.10oz Sunforger, 600 Denier Solution Dyed Polyester and Waterproof FR Vinyl we have the outdoors COVERED. Our Vinyl opened up a whole new range of possibilities [...]Continue reading "How to Make a Snap on Truck Cover with Our 18oz Industrial Vinyl"
Follow my blog with Bloglovin It is one thing to love to paint and make art, it is another to actually be doing it. One of the biggest obstacles creative people have is the proper setup and materials on hand when there is time and inspiration to create something. I am all about improvising [...]Continue reading "Build Your Own Artist Canvas – Video Guide"
Just like many of our customers I like to use cotton webbing or a cotton binding tape to trim #4 floor cloths. For most Etsy sellers or independent designers it doesn't make financial since to buy thousands of yards in all the colors you need. A good solution is to buy bulk in natural and [...]Continue reading "Dyeing Cotton Binding Tape or Webbing at Home"
One of the most enjoyable things to do with natural cotton canvas is the dye it! My personal favorite type of dye for cotton is MX Fiber Reactive Dye. Companies like Prochemical (east coast) and Dharma Trading (west coast) carry it. My favorite thing about this dye is that it does not have to be heat activated, [...]Continue reading "Fiber Reactive Dyes are PERFECT for Cotton!"
I love this sewing project because these simple steps can be used to make a simple market shopper for a high end carryall that you might see featured in a style magazine or pinned a gazillion times. These steps are also easily built upon to add a zipper, add hardware, add pockets, trims, or any [...]Continue reading "Sewing Basics: How To Sew a Simple Tote Bag"
A few months ago we made a fun video tutorial for a Play Tipi. The kind of Tipi you would set up for kids or use as party decor. I used our Sunforger®Army Duck, so it can even battle the elements outside! Anyway, for those of you who just want some dimensions to get started I listed them out above. It's important [...]Continue reading "Play Tipi Video Tutorial and Dimensions"